What Shayne Ward Has Been Up To

Shayne Ward updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Thursday (October 9). ‘The X Factor’ season two winner writes:

Just to update u all on what I’ve been up 2 recently. After I finished recording in America n Denmark I went straight to Asia for a tour. It was part of a growing idea which has been quite successful in America formed by Hennessey and the music industry. Title: THE GLOBAL ART OF MIXING. It’s about bringing different artists from around the world together: one stage, high class one-off shows. Wow. Loved it. I started off in Hong Kong then onto Taipai in Taiwan then flew across to Kuala Lumpur and finished off in Vietnam. Check out YouTube, and u may be able to see fans’ videos of my shows. I have a few more shows before the year is out so I would love 2 see u all there. Check out my page to get the dates.

Shayne Ward Answers Questions About The Tour

‘The X Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward answered several fan questions on his official web site’s forum, including how he felt flying over the crowd on his latest tour performing ‘Breathless’. “Flying into the crowd was wicked,” Ward said. “I’d seen someone else do it and I thought it would be brilliant for my own tour. I asked for it to happen but it wasn’t that simple. We had to figure out whether I was going to fly straight out into the crowd or zig zag. It was great to get so close to all the fans.”

The posting at shayneward.com has since been removed.

Shayne Ward Hooks Up With The Underdogs On Third Album

‘The X Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Thursday (August 7) with an update on his follow-up to his 2007 sophomore album ‘Breathless’. Shayne writes:

Hey Guys,

I watched UB40 in concert the other night in LA, what legends!! Was a good night and I had really friendly people in front of me who kept offering me food and drinks all throughout the show, which was really kind of them!!

I’m still in L.A working really hard in the studio, normally start in the afternoon and work through the night, so my sleeping pattern is all over the place!

I hooked up with The Underdogs last week in the studio, they are the producers behind the massive hit ‘No Air’, the Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown duet. I’m really excited about this weeks work as well. It feels like I’ve been away for ages now, and to be truthful, when you’re away for so long you don’t half miss home! Writing these blogs helps to keep me focused when I’ve got time to think about home and it chills me out. I’m really glad that I’ve got you guys to share my experiences with.

I’m so excited about all of the songs that are coming together for the new album and it just makes me want to work even harder on this record!! And I want to make sure that all of you come on the journey again with me!

Speak to you all again soon

Love Shayne x

Shayne Ward Checks In After Brit Awards

‘The X Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@shayneward) on Wednesday (February 27) with the following message:

Hi guys,

Hope you’re well! The BRITs was a fantastic evening and I had a great time. I was sitting on a table with Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, their guests and colleagues from my record company, it was a great table and we had a great laugh! The performances were fantastic, I thought Mark Ronson was superb but my favorite of the night had to be Sir Paul McCartney, when he sang ‘Hey Jude’ the whole venue was on their feet singing along!

Afterwards I went to the SonyBMG After-Party which was held at the top of the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in central London. The views were superb and you could see all across London. I made sure that I didn’t have anything too serious in my diary the next day so I could enjoy myself!

I’m now up in Manchester just getting a few things sorted and seeing family and friends before I start more International promotion in March. As I’ve said before, it’s really exciting to be so well received in other countries and I can’t wait to see fans again that I met on the first album promotion and also meet new fans.

It’s not too far now from the start of my Breathless tour! I’ve started work on the creative aspects and have been thinking lots about new ideas etc which could look really cool. I cant wait to get on the road again and see you all, it’s going to be a great show!

Anyway, I’d better be off now. I’ll be back on soon to update you all.

Take Care

Shayne x

Shayne Ward Endorses Leona Lewis At Brits

‘The X-Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward checked in with his MySpace friends (@shayneward) on Friday (February 15) with the following bulletin:

Message from Shayne

Hi Guys

Just a quick note to say I’m supporting Leona Lewis at this year’s Brits awards – and I want you to support her too. She’s up for Breakthrough Artist and Best Single for ‘Bleeding Love’, and it really has been her year so let’s all get voting. Check out http://www.brits.co.uk/vote now to get your voice heard! I’ll be down at the show on Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled!


Shayne Ward Performs ‘Breathless’ On ‘The Late Late Show’

‘The X Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward visited ‘The Late Late Show’ at RTE Studios in Dublin, Ireland on November 23rd, where the 23-year-old performed the title track to his new album ‘Breathless’. Afterwards, the Manchester native talked with host Pat Kenny about promoting the album in Ireland, how his heart is Irish, plans to visit Asia, and being a bit nervous releasing his sophomore album. Watch it at RTE.ie.

Shayne Ward On His Sexy New Sound & Stalkers

Mirror.co.uk’s Beth Hardie caught up with Shayne Ward for an interview, where ‘The X Factor’ season two winner talked about stardom, success and having his own stalker, the sexy new direction of his second single and the title track to his sophomore album ‘Breathless’, the steamy scenes on the video for the disc’s first release ‘No U Hang Up’, how life has changed since he won the hit UK program, and revealed his plans to return to Asia and Australia before doing a UK tour.

Asked if his sexier sound was his idea, Shayne said, “Well, yeah it was. I sat there and the great thing was we all knew the direction that we all wanted to go in, and I knew the reasons I wanted to go for this because the first album was mainly ballads. It gave us more room for the second album to be a lot more up tempo, a lot more sexier. I’m pleased with the outcome.”

But does his girlfriend like that sound? “She loves it. Everyone asks me but she does love it because she does acting herself,” Shayne explained. “When she sees the video for ‘No U Hang Up’, it’s great. It’s kind of like she gives me pointers.”

Has he dealt with female stalkers? “To be honest, just recently I’ve had a few stalkers,” Shayne confessed. “But they’ve been pretty friendly so far. I’m just hoping it stays that way. I won’t say she’s a stalker. She’s a great friend, I just met her the other day at the offices of Sony BMG. She asked me to sign her wrist. She had it tattooed. So that’s dedication, do you know what I mean. She’s not a stalker, she’s a nice one.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Shayne Ward ‘Breathless’ Video

Shayne Ward 'Breathless' single cover

‘X Factor’ season two champ Shayne Ward is out with the music video to his new single ‘Breathless’, the second single and title track to the Manchester, England singer’s sophomore album, out in the UK on November 26th on Sony BMG. Watch it below.

Shayne Ward Reacts To Reports Of Missing Forum Fan

Shayne Ward has sent out the following message to fans on his MySpace (@shayneward) on Tuesday (October 30) in response to news that an active poster on the ‘X Factor’ season two champ’s message board. He writes:

Missing Shayne Ward fan Jodie Strong
Hi Guys,

I’m just about to head out for rehearsals this afternoon but I’ve been on the website earlier today, looking at the message boards and I saw the pages about Jodie Strong who went missing two days ago and wanted to get a blog up on my site asap.

I’m really sorry to hear this and worried about her safety. I have met Jodie quite a few times and know that she is a big fan of mine. If anybody knows anything about where she may be or can help her family please do get in touch with them.

Jodie’s mum is logging onto my message boards as Jodie in case anybody has any information.

Her details and picture will be going on the official police site for missing children. The website is www.missingkids.co.uk.

I really hope that Jodie returns home safe and well.

Lots of Love,

Shayne x

Shayne Ward In-Store In Leeds

‘X Factor’ season two winner Shayne Ward signed copies of his latest single ‘No U Hang Up’ at Woolworths in Leeds, England on Monday (September 24).

Footage of a fan filming the singer signing an autograph for her at YouTube has since been removed.